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Newswise: Mapping international drug use through the world’s            largest wastewater study

Article ID: 721218

Mapping international drug use through the world’s largest wastewater study

University of South Australia

A seven-year project monitoring illicit drug use in 37 countries via wastewater samples shows that cocaine use was skyrocketing in Europe in 2017 and Australia had a serious problem with methamphetamine.

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23-Oct-2019 3:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 721215

New research shows that consuming mung bean protein can improve physical strength — no exercise required.

Arizona State University (ASU)

New research from Arizona State University shows that consuming mung bean protein can improve physical strength — no exercise required.

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23-Oct-2019 2:05 AM EDT
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    23-Oct-2019 1:15 AM EDT

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, UChicago Medicine partner for physical medicine and rehabilitation services

University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have joined forces to bring the services and expertise of a premier rehabilitation hospital to patients of the academic health system.

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23-Oct-2019 1:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults
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    23-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 721179

Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury.

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22-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721208

Dementia patients’ adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that people with dementia – whose parents also had dementia – develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents.

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22-Oct-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: AARDA Appoints Randall Rutta President and CEO

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AARDA Appoints Randall Rutta President and CEO

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), a nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases, appointed Randall Rutta as President and CEO. Rutta succeeds founder and long-time President and Executive Director Virginia Ladd, who will now serve as Advisor to the President following a nearly 30-year run with the organization.

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22-Oct-2019 2:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721177

Combination of More Hospitalizations and Brain Pathologies Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline

Rush University Medical Center

Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer’s pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to study results published in the October 15 online issue of the Annals of Neurology.

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22-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721193

Registration Open for ‘The Eye and The Chip’ Research Congress

Henry Ford Health System

Registration is now open for the 11th The Eye and The Chip research congress, which will take place Nov. 10-12, 2019 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. This year’s research congress will focus on the relationship between neurobiology and nanoelectronics with respect to artificial vision. The ultimate goal of the research congress is to advance progress toward artificial vision for many people who suffer from blindness.

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22-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: More Electronic Device Use Tied to More Sugar and Caffeine in Teens
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    22-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

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More Electronic Device Use Tied to More Sugar and Caffeine in Teens

McMaster University

The study, published today in PLOS ONE, found that more than 27 per cent of teens exceed recommended sugar intake and 21 per cent exceed recommended caffeine from soda and energy drinks. Males consumed more sodas and energy drinks than females, and youth in Grade 8 consumed more than those in Grade 10.

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21-Oct-2019 3:10 PM EDT
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Newswise: Novel Agent Flips on 'Garbage Disposal' in Neurons, Eliminating Toxic Brain Proteins in Mice
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    22-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720707

Novel Agent Flips on 'Garbage Disposal' in Neurons, Eliminating Toxic Brain Proteins in Mice

Georgetown University Medical Center

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center say they have developed and tested an agent that reduces the buildup of toxic proteins in animal models of both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and improves cognitive and motor behavior.

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18-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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